Ascent of Council Crest on 2017-08-03

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 3, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Council Crest
    Elevation:1060 ft / 323 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally, a hike. Parked at the Portland City parking lot Marquam Shelter (which was occupied by homeless by the way)at the Marquam Nature Center. I stayed left of the ravine ( do not take the Broadway Trail) and hiked up the Shelter Loop Trail to the Marquam trail. It does leave the woods and go into a platted residential area and crosses some roads here and there but the trail is excellently marked all the way to the top. The top is of course, another water tank but a nice grassy park that a lot of people use (bikers, joggers, and dog walkers).

With all the ferns and dense vegetation it reminded me of hiking PR other than PR does not have huge maples and conifers. I show around 870 feet of total gain including the add gain bumps and around 3.5 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:870 ft / 264 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
72F morning
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:820 ft / 249 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 770 ft / 235 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Loss on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:Lower parking to Marquam Nature Center Parking lot  290 ft / 88 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Portland-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Bald Peak2017-08-01 a480 ft / 146 m
2Cooper Mountain2017-08-01 b443 ft / 135 m
3Mount Sylvania2017-08-01 c450 ft / 137 m
4West Linn Peak2017-08-02481 ft / 147 m
7Cornell Mountain2017-08-03 a319 ft / 97 m
8Council Crest2017-08-03 b870 ft / 265 m
9Mount Scott2017-08-03 c40 ft / 12 m
10Kelly Butte2017-08-03 d193 ft / 59 m
11Powell Butte2017-08-03 e360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 3636 ft / 1108 m    Total Trip Loss: 260 ft / 78 m

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